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Dedicated group hoping to bring back a piece of history

Ah, yes. The Mecox Yacht Club. I do hope the folks save this building and the spot. Is it protected now? It should be and I hope there is about an acre of land around it protected also. " Mar 4, 10 5:00 PM

Supporters gather for brothers facing fishing charges

Good for Mr. Rodgers, the statement sounds good to me. The Lester Family knows more about the E L I waters than any bureaucrat. I treasure and respect any man that goes out in all kinds of weather to bring in the fish fruits of the sea. " Mar 4, 10 5:34 PM

Bridget Fleming wins vacant Southampton Town Board seat

danfarrell You must be one h of a chauvanist!!!!!!!!!! " Mar 10, 10 9:22 AM

Public decries proposed cuts to LIRR service on East End

When the businessmen first thought of a railroad on Long Island back in 1830's the Main Objective was to build rail lines out to Greenport!!
The idea was to shorten travel to New England. Where the tracks end now in Greenport was also the site of the ferry slip.
The East End has always been the neglected orphan in whatever subject you want to discuss. " Mar 12, 10 5:13 PM

Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton

Absolutely shocking! Before the heads really carry through this threat I wonder, Has anyone in the top tier thought of other ways to save that little gem of a school? Well, it really isn't so little when one contemplates the kind of education and students they have given to the commuity and the world.
In the many crisis facing us I wonder has any CEO ever thought of taking a pay cut? Don't start I've already been laughed at for that but seriously, The high prices in all aspects of our life could be cut if the officials would first lead the way.
" Apr 7, 10 8:17 PM

The East End seen through Annie Cooper Boyd's eyes

I can't wait to purchase and read A.C, Boyd's book. Since I will not be in town until June 22 I hope there is one left for me. Will the show still be on view this summer? I am so glad there are still 'locals' who revere the East End's history." May 15, 10 1:48 PM

Vice President Biden visits Southampton over holiday weekend

Coopers Beach made the papers all over this country this past week and y'all wonder why our Vice President came to visit? Hooray, in two weeks I'll be up there for the summer. What else can one ask for; winters in Florida and summers in the Hamptons. Maybe I'll get to visit First Neck Lane." Jun 3, 10 9:51 AM

Taxpayers approve Hampton Bays Library's $1.89 million budget

Wonderful news; the library offers so much to the community. My sister-in-law, Alice Squires former teacher in HB, was a great supporter of the library." Aug 11, 10 2:41 PM

Altschuler will face Bishop in November

Another outsider thinks he can represent the 1st District? what can he possibly know about the Bays and the Ocean front? What does he know about The East End? Go for proven Representative Tim Bishop. He is our best hope in Washington, DC. Kathy's a good asset too! " Sep 15, 10 7:47 AM

Now I've had it! So many posts from ignorant people like smacw. You obviously do not know Tim Bishop and his background. He grew up on Elm Street and the last time I looked there was no potato farm around there. In fact there hasn't been a faarm in that area since the railroad came to the east end in 1870. I can state that fact because my family owned and farmed the land from North Main Street to David's White Lane back in the old days.
Tim is strongly in favor of ruling for the benefit for the local business man and the local homeowner/resident. His Bishop family were village residents. He is an intelligent man who knows the issues the locals face as well as the interests of the summer resident. It is a fine line that takes a smart person to navigate. Tim is doing a good job for the 1st District in DC. Like it or not seniorty counts in DC.
" Sep 15, 10 3:23 PM

The Sagaponack grandparents are his mother's family . I said he grew up in the village just like the rest of his Bishop family. If you're 14th gen then you are a lot younger than I am. And I did not put statements up there atributed to you alone. I do stand by the Democratic platform. The entitlements, as you call them, are what is saving this country now.
I do want to say this for people who have democratic leanings In the past people have stood up to the big bosses and demanded a living wage, they have demanded pensions and they got those benefits. Every single person today that is living on Social Security and their pension, whether they are a white coller or blue coller worker can thank the little guy who had enough gumption to stand up for those rights. Somne day young feller, you may be grateful for those benefits. I do not know one person who lis retired and getting an adequate to hefty pension who has said "that is enough for me to live on I will not take the Social Security benefit.and my company health benefits are just fine, thank you" When the company tells the retiree that they will no longer pay the full amount that retiree is grateful for Medicare. " Sep 15, 10 5:22 PM

Oh, are you admitting you are not a 14th generation Hamptonite?" Sep 15, 10 5:28 PM

Hampton Road firehouse in Southampton Village demolished

It's amazing how you and many others just like to complain. I wonder if you sit back and drink beer or maybe it's Dom Perion for you. I'd like to see you volunteer for the Fire Dept. It is a lot of work, it does take a lot of time, and sometimes they are out fighting fires till all hours of the night and day. Now if you and many others do not want to put up with those working restrictions then pretty soon you, and the locals, will find yourselves paying higher taxes because you will have a professional fire dept. to pay for. So quit yer complain'! " Sep 15, 10 8:53 PM

Altschuler will face Bishop in November

smacw, It's you can't read straight, I NEVER said I wanted any more retirement$$. What I said and what I do mean is there are plenty of retirees who receive hefty pensions AND Social Security, as it their right to do so, but I do not notice any fair minded soul refunding their Social Security payment .. which they later decry as being a "socialist entitlement that is dragging down this country adding to the deficit." And pray dear soul ,where do your children go to school? and Ha Ha if you're a cousin to ice thru the Halsey line then so are we the three of us! " Sep 17, 10 3:46 PM

I'm with you as far the way people usually vote. And I'm sure you were just being facetious with your spelling. somepeoplejustdonotgethumour!" Sep 17, 10 3:57 PM

May I get serious for a bit? I hope Tim Bishop does get voted in and sent back to Washington DC. I'm sure all reasonable voters realize that seniorty works in DC. So hopefully voters who really do care about the 1st District will see the sense in doing what is best for the district you live in. And the truth is Tim is doing the very best he can to help the very diverse population that he represents. " Sep 17, 10 4:04 PM

How in good consience can anyone think we should go back the the eight years that brought us to the brink? Since I have traveled in lthe south and gotten to lknow so many southerners I wil tell you that the former dixiecrats turned republlicans are taking this battle as far as they can just because they hate having a mullato as president that's right President Obama is 50% white and 50% black so what? he's 100% smart and intellilgent to boot. " Sep 18, 10 4:14 PM

All right so I've said it. But, I am NOT racist and defy anyone to prove otherwise. I am a white woman, grew up and went to the Southampton Public School system, sat next to black children never thinking I was any better than them. When I moved to the south I discovered just how different things were perceived outside of Southampton Town. So speaking from experience I am saying what I think and have seen to be true. Perhaps some who speak with contrary experience could debate me, but this is what I have seen and still see, people being expertly led by people who speak in code, who dare not say they (the speaker) are the racist one in this conversation." Sep 19, 10 11:14 AM

Southampton Village begins search for Parrish Art Museum replacement

The Revival of the Parrish Art Museum was begun in the early summer of 1952 by one of the most respected member of the summer colony, Mrs. Littlejohn. She was tired of seeing it, the building and the art collection, being benignly neglected. Mrs. Littlejohn was one of the gracious, well mannered, caring ladies who quietly llived in her summer "cottage" in the estate section. She had known Mr. Parrish and his family. One correction Mr. Parrish's wife was not in the picture when Mr. Parrish decided to build the museum in his summer country home village back in 1890. Mrs. Littlejohn inspected the building that afternoon and then went home to form her committee of other interested women. Women who had the knowledge and wherewithall to get the job done.
The land belnongs to the village as does the library land. The Library Trustees sold their building to the Parrish Trustees. One can only hope that the present residents and village trustees plan as well as Mr. Parrish and Mrs. Littlejohn." Sep 20, 10 3:09 PM

Fire breaks out at Southampton Elementary School on Saturday

I resent that adjective old building indeed It is younger than me! I was in kindergarten when the great hurricane of '38 hit. It is a gracefully grand wonderfullu built edifice of learning." Sep 20, 10 3:17 PM

Southampton Village begins search for Parrish Art Museum replacement

Mrs. Littlejohn did not "buy" the name. I was ther that afternoon when her chauffer drove her up to the front parking space. He ran around to open the door for her. She was using a cane and she came up the steps looking the building over. As she passed me she said "I've come to see Mr. Sam's musuem". Mrs. Littlejohn knew Mr. Parrish and his family as members of her social group.
For people who did not live in the village 60 years ago let me just say the "summer people" were different than those living there now. Mrs Littlejohn and her neighbors in the estate section served the community for the benefit of all and the locals knew that. Her committee did not want to "take over" the Parrish; she, and they only wanted to clean it up and make it appealing to the public. They were doing in a philanthropicall manner as was the case in those long ago years. Mrs. Littlejohn and her committee were the folks who organized the Fiesta the we used to have on lthe west grounds of the museum. The Fiesta was a fancy bazzar as only the people with the wherewithall (that's a real old word) knew how to do it. It was a fund raiser for the Parrish and we all participated and had fun there. A lot of my friends over 70 will remember those days.
As far as I know the folks that came along in the 1980's are the one's that "took over" the Parrish with all their fancy city ways for the little country museum. " Sep 20, 10 7:39 PM

Bob Schepps, You are so right. You are doubly correct when you surmise that Mr. Samuel Parrish would NOT want to see his name taken out of the Village. In fact before he died Mr. Parrish self published a detailed small red leather book setting out first his genealogy, second the genesis of his museum and his hope for it's future. It contains a letter to the first board of Trustees. The book also contains pictures of Mr. Sam and his family. I wonder if the present Parrish Trustees have or have read the book?
So if you, or any other persons, in my hometown can keep the Parrish Name on the wonderful building on Job's Lane I will be forever grateful.
In addition one comment I saw on this site "Who is going to go out to a potato field to visit a museum?" Add to that the drive in the traffic out there!" Sep 21, 10 9:22 AM

That would really be a kick in the butt as the Trustees desire for a cafe is what derailed all their plans for expansion on Jobs Lane. " Sep 21, 10 9:00 PM

I was told the Parrish Trustees had a copy. It should be in their files as I know one book was sent to The Parrish Art Museum Trustees. " Sep 21, 10 9:02 PM

Altschuler will face Bishop in November

I bet not. All this retoric is just venting. But I do want to clear up one thing. And that is my suprise when I moved to the south and discovered that they are still fighting the Civil War. I did not have the oppertunity to meet with many black people to have any meaningful dialog with them. I did get to know so many really true local white people of many different income brackets. And that is where I say the dixiecrats are all Republican now. But truely all Y'all do know that I'm sure. And a man from Tenn. said to me the other day "We did win it... y'all just don't know it" And the way things are going maybe he's right. Even though it's Ohio the area J. Boehener is very much southern sympathies." Sep 21, 10 9:19 PM

So what about Firemen, Police, Teachers, government employes, Senators, Represenatives etc? And say, Joe, do you have a pension or are you in line for one? If so then thank the UNION person that fought for pensions." Sep 21, 10 9:22 PM

Condominium plan for Rambo site gets thumbs up from Southampton Town Planning Board

Boy, is this ever a joke. And the sad thing is it's a bad joke against the long time old family residents of Southampton east of the canal. That whole area was a light industrial zone going back to the 1890's. The two women leading the pack against the sand pit business bought their property knowing full well that the businesses was there. What they were doing was buying cheap... cheap land, cheap housing. They were looking to make money off their investment. During the hard times after 1987 all we realators heard was "rent my house, rent my house, I have to rent my house in Tuckahoe." And now they have hounded a good honest business man out of there. The shysters are in for the kill. Build a condo. What? So they can add more traffic to crowd the roads.? What is going to be the ultimate cost to the area? A lot more than the one or two business that helped to provide a necessary function in the larger east end area." Sep 22, 10 2:48 PM

This Year, An Election Year Battle For Bishop

Obviously you do not know Tim Bishop, Mr. BillO. The man is well informed on all issues concerning life in Southampton Town and when he decided to run the first time he went out and learned all about the concerns of the west end of Suffolk County. Tim is not a man to sit around let the other guy do it. Tim cares about his home area and works for the benifit of all. Vote for Tim Bishop on Nov. 2." Oct 28, 10 2:05 PM

Former President Bill Clinton Will Stump For Congressman Bishop On Wednesday

It is amazing to lme to see how dense you are when it comes to politics. Do you forget the good years we had with Bill Clinton? Oh, I'm sorry I forgot YOUR Republicanis bllinds you to the REAL facts. The REAL facts of 8 years of Republican rule which got us into this mess. The Republicans, Dummy, are the ones who want to take all and leave the poor majority in the lerch.
If one listens ONLY to FOX then one is hidding one's head in the sand. " Nov 2, 10 4:28 PM

Bishop Appears To Win In Photo Finish; LaValle, Thiele Cruise To Victories

Glad to see some common sense in this election. People took a bona fide represenative over a "it's all about me" interloper! Yea Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Nov 3, 10 8:12 AM

Ballot Count Begins; Altschuler Travels To Washington

Hold on there... as one famous and intelligent man has said "It ain't over till it's over"! The only decent thing is a full hand recount. Then Everyone can rest assured that all was done on the up and up all above board." Nov 10, 10 5:15 PM

Truer words were never spoken. The idea of electing a mand who created jobs OVERSEAS! How did he help Americans? No he helped himself." Nov 10, 10 5:18 PM

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